It is the journey not the destination that composes your life song. In the early baby boomer era, when skirts were low and consensus was high, this traditionally raised youngster travels through his childhood and coming-of-age testing the borders of a rigid status quo, from race relations to sexual relations...adventures that illuminate a nostalgic but controversial time. Later, Terry leaves graduate school to follow counterculture sirens on a wanderlust sabbatical including odysseys as a political activist, half-hearted hippie, drug-smuggler, new age dilettante, and stand-up comic...eventually finding his way back to the mainstream as an antiques dealer. In his memoirs, told from a wry and offbeat perspective, take a trip to places familiar and strange, conventional and improbable, as you revisit some of the memorable cultural events of the era. Even if you took a different path or come from another generation, you should see a lot of yourself here. The book comes with a baby boomer crossword puzzle--see the final page for download instructions.
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About the Author
Terry Hamburg studied psychology and history at a string of alma maters-the Universities of Illinois, Southern California, Michigan, and Cambridge University (UK)-before taking a sabbatical to wander the brave new counterculture terrain. Eventually, he wanted to re-join the mainstream but not one that ran through academia. The antiques business found him. While hawking Tiffany lamps and Captain Video ray guns, he became a staff writer at the San Francisco Examiner where his column "Test Your Antiques IQ" was syndicated nationally. Terry's book, Grand Entrances, is a celebration of artistic/whimsical San Francisco storefronts. Currently he leads tours of historic sights in the S.F. Bay area and conducts antiques appraisal clinics. His blog, Baby Boomer Daily, began in 2010. Terry is a regular contributor to a variety of websites on a variety of subjects.